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Duration :- 11 Nights / 12 Days
Drive to Hardwar enroute stop for lunch. on arrival Hardwar check in to hotel.
Hardwar is the gateway town to Sri Badrinath and Kedarnath. The Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh fair takes place here in every 12th yrs and 06th Year. It is the place where river Ganges leaves mountain and flows to plains. It was also called as the Kapilsthan after the great sage Kapil, who lived & meditated here.
Hardwar, The land of Ashrams, Dharamshalas and other similar religious centers established by saints & yogis. Hardwar is one of the seven sacred cities, where Moksha (spritual liberation) can be attained more easily as per Hindu mythology.
The one dip to the holy river Ganges can give you a salvation from all your sins.The most popular and sacred Ghat is known as Hari-ki-Pairi, a footprint of Vishnu on a stone in a wall. Evening participate in Aarti Ceremony which normally takes place around 7 pm every evening. Ganga Aarti gives you a spectacular sight, hundreds of miniature lamps float along the river.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Haridwar - Barkot - 230 kms (07 - 08 hrs)
Early morning drive to Barkot enroute stop for lunch at Mussoorie 'The queen of hill station' situated over the top of Doon Valley and is 34 kms from Dehradun, situated at an altitude of 2003 mts. Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made it his residence is 1820 and slowly the lovely town come to existence.
Restart your journey and reach Barkot in the evening after visiting Kempty Falls 15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road at an altitude of 4500 ft. On arrival check in and overnight at The Chardham Camp.
Day 03 : Barkot - Yamnotri - Barkot (Drive 32 kms, trek 10 kms round)
After breakfast start your journey to Yamunotri Via Hanuman Chatti ( Drive 32 kms ) & Phool Chatti. Yamunotri is the origin of the sacred river Yamuna. Yamunotri is also famous for its hot water spring and Glaciers, according to a legend Asit muni used to reside here.
Maharani Guleria built this temple in 19th Century, which was destroyed by earthquake twice since then. It is located at the height of 3252 meters.At Yamunotri, pray and take blessings of Goddess Yamuna the daughter of Surya (sun God) and Sangya, the (Goddess of consciousness) before come down to Chardham Camp for relaxation. Optional In the evening time for Ayurvedic Massages. Overnight at Chardham Camp.
Day 04 : Barkot - Uttarkashi (Drive 62 kms, 02 - 03 hrs)
After a breakfast drive to Uttarkashi reach Uttarkashi by lunch time. On arrival check in to hotel.
Uttarkashi situated near the river Bhagirathi having many ancient temples, the most famous is Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shakti Temple is located nearby famous for Old brass trident 26 ft high with a base of 9ft. Uttarkashi has similarity of Kashi, hence named as Uttarkashi located at the north of Kashi.
Uttarkashi is known for its temples dedicated to Rishi Parasurama, Datatryea, Goddess Annapurna Devi, Goddess Kali, and Bhairon. Apart from the pilgrimage importance this town is having Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.Overnight at hotel/Camp.
Day 05 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (Drive 105 Kms one side)
After breakfast leave to Gangotri, on arrival take a holy dip in the River Ganges, also called as Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja.
Gangotri, according to an old legend, Lord Shiva rewarded King Bhagirath after his penance and Ganga came down to earth. This is why Ganga is also called by the name of Bhagirathi. On the right side of Bhagirathi, there is the Temple of Gangotri.It was constructed by a Gorkha Commander Amar Singh Thapa in 18th Century. The physical source of the river is at Gaumukh, 18 km from Gangotri at the base of Bhagirathi peaks and Gongotri Glacier. The natural rock Shivling, submerged in the river, according to mythology, Lord Shiva sat at this spot to receive the Ganaga in his matted locks.
Evening drive back to Uttarkashi, overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Uttarkashi - New Tehri (90 Kms)- Guptakashi (155kms) (Drive 7 - 8 hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Guptakashi. Enroute stop at New Tehri for lunch. On the way see the heritage city of Tehri, submerged into water due to construction of Tehri Dam. Tehri Garhwal, including Pauri, Chamoli and part of Rudraprayag was called British Garhwal until India's independence in 1947. All temples, historical buildings, houses, memories of yester years are now drowned to huge reservoir. In time drive to Guptkashi located 2 kms out of town towards Gaurikund. Guptkashi have the temple of importance like Vishwanath Temple, Ardhnareeshwar Temple & Manikarnik Kund. Overnight at camp.
Day 07 : Guptakashi - Kedarnath. ( Drive 32 kms trek 14 kms )
After breakfast proceed to Gaurikund (32 kms drive one way ) on arrival start the trek to Kedarnath. On arrival check in to hotel. After freshening up perform Pooja & Darshan at the Shri Kedarnath Ji. Kedarnath is among one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India devoted to lord Shiva(the Creator-Preserver-Destroyer) who is worshipped mainly in the form of a linga. Kedarnath temple is an altitude of 3584 mts, amid the lofty snow caped peaks was built by Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century.The Inner walls are decorated with figures of deities.
The temple has a " Garbha Griha" for worship and a Mandap for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. A conical rock formation inside the temple is worshipped as Lord Shiva in his Sadashiva form. Out side of the temple is statue of Nandi Bull stand as a guard. Kedarnath is including these four shrines is treated as Panch Kedar these are Madmaheshwar, Tungnath, Rudranath & Kalpeshwar. According to mythology the deity of Kedarnath temple is identified with the rump of a bull, a form assumed by Lord Shiva, when eluding the Pandavas, who had come to repent for killing their kith and kin, during the battle of Mahabharata.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Kedarnath - Guptakashi. (Trek 14 kms, drive 32 kms)
After breakfast trek down to Gaurikund & then drive to Guptakashi.By evening. Relax with Ayurvedic Massage. Dinner and overnight at The Chardham Camp.
Day 09 : Guptakashi - Joshimath Via Chopta. 175 kms. ( 06 - 07 hrs )
After breakfast drive to Joshimath via Chopta, one of the most beautiful sites on the whole trip. Enjoy the beautiful drive through the thick medicinal forest. Joshimath a beautiful place located enroute to Badrinath and also the hub for Valley of Flowers, Kemkund Sahib and Auli the Ski Resort. It was one of four pith established by Adi Shankaracharya in 8th Century. It is believed that Sri Badrinath (The God Vishnu) resides here in winter. Overnight at hotel
Day 10 : Joshimath - Badrinath - Joshimath. 45 kms one way (01 - 02 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Badrinath, on arrival take the holy Darshan and spend time.
Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which is said to have been built by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in the early 8th century. Badrinath is situated between the twin mountains called Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines, Neelkanth mountains as the backdrop.
Badrinath Temple has been renovated several times due to damages by avalanches. It looks fairly modern now due to the colourful "Singh Dwara" or the main entrance gate. It has three parts- Garbha Griha (the sanctum sanctorum), Darshan Mandap (for pujas) and Shobha Mandap (for devotees to assemble)
Badrinath is one of the famous Panch -Badri the rest four are Yog Dhyan-Badri, Adi Badri, Vridha Badri and Bhavisya Badri famous for the idol of Vishnu in meditative position, Adi-Badri known for a group of 16 temples, Vriddha-Badri known to be the earliest shrine of Badrinath and Bhavishya-Badri, which will be worshipped in future. All these temples are worth paying a visit for their religious sanctity as well as architectural heritage. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Joshimath - Haridwar. 280 kms (8 - 9 hrs)
Early morning we leave with packed breakfast from Joshimath for Haridwar. On the way visit Devprayag and Rishikesh. Enroute stop for lunch in Srinagar. On arrival check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Haridwar - Delhi. 210 kms (6 - 7 hrs)
After breakfast visit Chandi Devi by Cable car. After lunch proceed for Delhi.
(End of tour)
Package Cost :: Per Pax in INR, Valid From 01st May 2012 To 15th Oct 2012 for Indian National.